GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared at Campdown Brewdown. Pours near black with a thick, dense head. Rocky retention. Nose is spices, apples, sugar. Taste is dry, herbal, bitter. Thinner than expected. Not bad.
umich03jm (2994) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Box Bar. Pours a pitch black color with a thick off white head that lingers. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, pine, and citrus. Taste is very smooth and delicious. Roasty with a solid bitterness, nice amount of pine and citrus hops, and a thick body. Long roasted malt and hoppy finish. Really good black ipa.
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JDYall (1) - - JUL 11, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown ale with maroon undertones. Creamy head with strong coffee after taste.
bwa5879 (826) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pure black pour with brown head that quickly disappeared. Spicy malty scent. Full bodied roasted flavor, more malt than hops. Very dry finish, a bit sour.
JoePeesie (920) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thin dark black with beige head. Nose and taste are of smokey malts, and a very nice mix of hops. Very well balanced and a nice example of the style.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Greenbush Brewpub. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and thin off-white head. Aroma of cat pee, pine, resin, caramel and roasted malts. Taste is resinous with high alpha hops, lightly roasted malt, bubble gum, citrus and finishes up moderately bitter. Nice effort, I enjoyed this one!
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with scant tan head / Earthy, bright nose of weed, coffee, and chocolate / Light to medium body, a touch watery, with very bitter finish / Simple flavors of burnt coffee and weed / Needs work.
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
S: black, tan head, medium collar, decent lacing
A: dry, malty, roasty, lemon peel
T: slight bitter, balanced with roasted malts, dry in a very nice way, medium finish, with a little hop tinge at the end
O: very nice, fairly balanced, but the back end isn't there, good, worth drinking again
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deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tsp at the Haymarket Greenbush event. Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a decent amount of dank pine hops with some underlying roasted malts. Flavor has pine up front with some growing roasted malts and dark grains.
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew.